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WELLESLEY SviLLEoE LldrtAKY 
WELLESLEY, MaSS. 






XLVI 



2 311 



WELLESLEY, MASS, MAY 19, 1938 



No. 27 



Dr. Urey and Dr. Taylor Discuss 
Sigma Xi, Chemistry and Wellesley 



By Martha Schwanke 



"I just drifted into Chemistry," re- 
plied Dr. Harold C. Urey in answer to 
the reporter who detained him for a 
few moments after his lecture on Iso- 
topes and Their Uses to Science. 
"When I decided to take psychology 
at college in Montana, I was told to 
take zoology. Prom there I went Into 
chemistry and physics, and never 
went back." 

DISCOVERY OF DEUTRONS 

The Columbia professor, who acts 
more like a bus.ness man than a scien- 
tist, obligingly sat down to describe 
his career. "The possible existence of 
isotopes aroused my curiosity in 1929," 
he began. "I worked at various methods 
of separating them for a year without 
success." A few years later, however, 
at a luncheon in October, the method 
of distillation suddenly occurred to him. 
After asking a fellow scientist to send 
him some heavy water, he set up the 
distillation system in his own labora- 
tory. "And, by Thanksgiving," he de- 
clared, "I had definite proof of the ex- 
istence of heavy hydrogen, called deu- 
trons." With that brusque statement. 
Dr. Urey marched off to other appoint- 
ments. 

In a more leisurely mood, Dr. Hugh 
Scott Taylor pulled off his glasses when 
interviewed in Tower court, and de- 
clared that he was predestined to be 
a chemist. His father worked in the 
laboratories of a glass factory. "In fact," 



he declared, "I was almost born in a 
glass pot." The mild mannered English- 
man studied his pipe for a moment 
before giving an impression of Wel- 
lesley as "nothing but intimations of 
immortality, I would say." With a 
twinkle in his eye, Dr. Taylor said that 
he wondered whether Wellesley's presi- 
dent, with her interest in the social 
sciences, might deplete the ranks of 
budding scientists. Assured that such 
wculd not be the case, he went on to 
describe the ideals of Sigma Xi. "Not 
until a college has made a definite con- 
tribution to science in scholarship and 
individual research is it given the pri- 
vilege of establishing a chapter." 

HEADED PRINCETON CHAPTER 

A member himself for fifteen years, 
Dr. Taylor was the second president of 
the Princeton chapter. In addition to 
taking in full members, he explained, 
the society recognizes excellence in sci- 
entific research alone with associate 
memberships. When these young scien- 
tists reach the scholarship standards 
and are ready for their doctorates, 
they can become full members. 

Dr. Taylor came to Princeton as an 
instructor twenty-five years ago. He 
returned to England during the war 
to serve in the chemical laboratories. 
Previously he worked and studied in 
England, Sweden and Germany, but 
Princeton, he thinks, "is just as nice 
as England." 



EARLY RISERS SEE ECLIPSE 



By I. C. '40 



Over sixty astronomy students 
struggled up to the observatory 
at 2:30 a. m. last Friday morning 
to watch the eclipse and see the 
effect on the moon when Un- 
earth moves directly between the 
moon and the sun. 

At the beginning of the eclipse 
the sky was clear, but the clouds 
started gathering almost as soon 
as the students. When enough 
clouds had collected to hide the 
eclipse. Professor Duncan invited 
the observers to his home for re- 
freshments. 

Fortunately during the total 
eclipse, which lasted almost an 
hour, the clouds vanished and the 
moon was clearly visible. The 
coppery color of the moon, Pro- 
fessor Duncan explained, was due 
to the fact that some of the 
sun's rays passed through the 
.arth's atmosphere which reflected 
away the blue rays, leaving only 
the red to fall on the moon. 

The dawn obliterated the con- 
cluding moments of the eclipse, 
but the astronomy students re- 
mained close to the telescopes 
until the very end. 



Classes Compete In 
Traditional Contest 



SOPHOMORES COMPOSE 

BIBLICAL DIALOGUES 



Class of 1938 Wins Original 

Song; juniors Rank First 

for Singing Quality 

The class of '38 took first honors in 
the inter-class song competition at 
step-singing Tuesday night, while the 
Junior class came in second. Th? 
judges who awarded first prize to 
senior scng leader El?anor Thresher's 
lyrical composition were: Miss Kath- 
erine Balderston o' the department 
of English literature. Miss Margaret 
Hlldebrand of the Information bureau 
and Mr. Malc:lm Hrlmes. head of the 
orchestra. 

The winning song was of the "round" 
type, and described Wellesley as "the 
spot where scenes ever chang-." Edith 
Pratt. Mary Bruce Taylor, Betty Griggs. 
Miriam Swaffleld, Mary Hutton, Char 
lotte Fraser. Barbara Eckhart. and 
Eleancr Thresher sang in spirited man- 
ner of "snow capped winters and color- 
ful fall." concluding 
"But we're sure you will agree. 
Our Wellesley in the spring is best ol 
all." 

The juniors betrayed their flippancy 
in contrast to the greater serk.u n 
of the seniors in singing Louise Ti'i- 
betts' song which took honorable m n 
tion. Here the crew-cut "Hahvahd" 
man, the rugged Dartmouth athlete 
the blas6 Princeton sophisticate, and 
the earnest M. I. T. sage, were taken 
eff with skill, while the model Wel- 
lesley girl whom "they all come to sen" 
came forth at the end of the song in 
a fitting finale. 

Although the sophomores presented a 
humorous skit of two 1890 romancers 
who tumbled over backwards off the 
famed rustic bench, as well as a song 
"To the Credit of Dear Old Wellesley," 
the two upper classes walked awnv with 
all laurels. The Juniors' spirited ren- 
dition of "Oh, Thou Tupelo" won then- 
first mention in the singing, and the 
seniors took second place. 

All four classes joined In the singing 
of several favorites closing with the 
traditional "Alma Mater" and the 
college cheer. 



Spanish 203 Class Also Compiles 

Work of Academic Year Into 

Fictional Exercises 



"Alex and Ben Talk Things Over," 
a series of dialogues based on Greek 
and Jewish life at the time of Jesus, 
which were written by Mrs. Curtis' 
Bible classes, will soon be placed on 
the 104 Bible reserve shelves in the 
library. The dialogues were aimed to 
bring out not only the Important poli- 
tical and economic problems of that 
day, but also the fine shades of differ- 
ences between the Greek and Jewish 
points of view. The main characters are 
two boys of the different nationalities. 

Clarice Grosshandler. Joan Wagner. 
Harriet Lundgaard. and Carol Lew s, 
all '40, were appointed to assemble the 
papers. 

Senorita Oyarzdbal's Spanish 203 class 
has just completed another academic 
project, a novel on the fictitious 
travels and adventures of the Greek 
gods in America. The class voted en 
the subject of the novel, and each 
girl contributed one chapter to it. 
The finished story, representing seven 
weeks' work, will be filed in the 
Spanish department. 



V. Carrow, M. Hayes 
Will Do Peace Work 

Virginia Carrow '39 and Margaret 
Hayes '39, received scholarships, of- 
fered by the College Government as- 
sociation, as delegates to the Stu- 
dent Peace Service. They were ap- 
pointed by the Summer Appoint- 
ment Committee. Their work con- 
sists of talks to women's organiza- 
tions and school groups in different 
parts of the country. Delegate 
chosen by various colleges, will travel, 
living in chaperoned boarding houses. 



Osiris Will Triumph Over Evil 

Spirits In Tree Day Pageant 

o 

C. Davis, C. Paul, M. Wyckoff, B. Wakefield, R. Ornstein 

Dance Leads in Egyptian Myth; M. Swaffield to Direct 

Floats. C. Heald Presides Over Fete 



ROBIN HOOD WILL APPEAR AT FLOAT NIGHT REVELS 



Sophomores Prepare 
For '40 Junior Show 



The annual Tree Day festivities will 
be held Saturday. May 21, at 3:30 p. m. 
on Severance green. In case of 
rainy weather, they will be post- 
poned until Monday, May 23, at 4:30 
p. m. 

The story which the dancers will 
enact, called The Triumph ol Osiris, 
is an ancient Egyptian myth. It 
tells of Osiris, Camilla Davis '39, the 
God of Sun and Life, who is killed 
by Seth, Charlotte Paul '38, and his 
Evil Spirits from the underworld 
while he is hunting Gazelles. The 
nymph attendants of Isis, Margaret 
Wyckoff '39. Osiris' bereft wife, call 
Anubls, Martha Parkhurst '39. and his 
Genii to prepare the body for burial. 
Anubls leads Osiris to the under- 
world. 

Isis and her son Horus, Rhea 
Ornstein '40, support themselves by 
practising magic in the town, which 
soon casts them out for this mis- 
demeanor. Horus vows to avenge his 
father's death, calls together an 
army of Smiths, and attacks and 
overcomes Seth and the Evil Spirits. 
Osiris, returned from the under- 
world, proclaims an era of peace. 

Charlotte Paul '38, chairman of 
Tree Day, announces that this year 
seniors will wear white dresses with 
purple sashes. Each class will wear 
its own color. Girls will not be per- 
mitted to march with their class 
unless they wear the following col- 
ors: 1939, yellow: 1940, red and 
white; 1941, blue. 

Miss Paul also announces that this 
j 'ear Die Tree Day mistress, Gretchen 
Hcald '38. will enter at the begln- 



Ploat Night festivities will take place 
on Friday evening, May 20, at 7:30 
p. m. on the lake front. 

Miriam Swaffield '38, chairman of 
Float Night, announces the scenes 
from the legend of Robin Hood which 
will be enacted on the various floats. 
The first will tell how Robin Hood, 
by hitting the very center of the 
garland with his arrow, made him- 
self leader of the merry men. The 
second depicts how Little John hits 
Robin so deftly on the bridge that 
the latter fell heels over head into 
the water. The third will carry the 
sweet sounds of Allan's song to Queen 
Eleanor. The fourth will show Robin 
halting the marriage of Ellen and the 
wicked Sir Stephen. The fifth will 
have Robin stealing from the Tinker's 
pouch the warrant for his arrest. 
The scene at the Nottingham Fair, 
where Little John dances longer than 
anyone else, will be pictured on the 
sixth float. The seventh will con- 
tain the scene in which a sturdy 
beggar knocks Robin so hard with 
his crab-stick that he falls flat on 
the ground. Maid Marian is feasted 
|%nd made Queen of Sherwood forest 
on the eighth float. The ninth float 
will show Robin Hood shooting to 
mark the place for his grave, with 
Little John in attendance. 



nlng of the festivities, and the en- 
tire pageant will be presented to her. 
Masks will be worn by various of 
the participants in Tree Day. A 
committee, headed by Elizabeth Krus- 
kal '39, is designing the masks. 



CHOIR ANNOUNCES 1939 
ASSIST ANT C HORISTERS 

The choir announced the election of 
Edna Golding '39, and Marion Thom- 
son '39, as the two assistant choristers 
for the coming year at choir re- 
hearsal Thursday evening. May 12. 
The other officers of the choir an- 
nounced at an earlier date are Mary 
Randall '39, chorister; Virginia Plumb 
'39, bu-lness mannger; Nancy Waite 
'40, assistant chorister and Marcia 
Smith '40. assistant business manager. 



E.'inor Bancel Will Head The 

Committee in Charge of 

General Arrangements 

With the tunes of "If A Girl Is 
Cute" and "Swing Is the Major 
Thing" still tickling its ears, the class 
of 1940 has begun preparations for 
next fall's junior show. 

In class meeting at Billings hall 
Thursday. May 12, Marjorie Noppel. 
ciass president, announced that Elinor 
Bancel will act as chairman of junior 
-how. Committees of script-writing, 
music, actin?, dancing, l ! ghting, mak3 
up, advertising, and finance will mo- 
bilize during the next week to draw 
into the ranks all the talent which 
'40 possesses. Before discussing next 
year's production. '40 heard from the 
presidents of the campus societies 
nformal addresses concerning the 
1 nrposes and merits of each organi- 
zation. 



Roving Reporter Traces History of 
Tree Day and Float Night Customs 



By Louise Sargeant 



— EVERYBODY! — 

DON'T FORCET 

CHOIR'S OPEN HOUSE 

TONIGHT AT 7:20 P. M. 

YOU'RE ALL INVFTED 

TO COME AND SING 



ITALIAN CLUB ELECTS 

NEXT YEARS OFFICERS 

The Circolo Ttaliano announces the 
election of its new officers for the 
coming year. Bernlce Levinc '39. 
who lias spent the Junior Year in 
Florence, Italy, will be president, 
The other officers are: Margaret Lodi 
'40, vice-president; Elizabeth R mldk 
'40. secretary; Josephine Bonomo '41. 
treasurer. 



Tree Day and Float Night are the 
exceptions to the rule that history 
repeats itself, for each year the 
heads of the committees for these 
two events rack their individual and 
collective brains and tax their origi- 
nality to find a new and suitable 
subject for the floats and pageants. 
This year. Robin Hood, the theme 
el Float Night, makes a timely ap- 
pearance along with the movie of 
the same name, while the elaborate 
Oriental setting of the story of Isis 
and Osiris will contrast with the 
natural simplicity of the campus 
green. 

MAYPOLE DANCE IN 1889 

In other years, other committees 
have found a great variety of sub- 
jects, ranging from classical to leg- 
endary to symbolic themes. There 
was no formal pageant for Tree Day, 
Which has been going on since 1879, 
until 1889 when the seniors presented 
a masque with a dance around a 
Mavpole by a group of Flower maid- 
ens, led by Mother Spring, the Tree 
Day mistress. Wendell Phillips, an 
honorary member of the class, sup- 
plied a bit of portly humor when he 
nppeared among them as Jack-ln-the- 
pulplt. In this ceremony, and for 
several years afterwards, the classes 
marched down the hill singing songs 
In Latin, Greek, French, and Italian, 
songs which they had composed them- 
selves. In 1927 when a Russian Fair 



was portrayed, the continuous story 
type of pageant was used for the 
first time. Mythological and classical 
subjects have been used several times. 
Among these are the picture of Diana 
and her train in 1895. the story of 
Adonis's return to Aphrodite in 1923, 
of Pandora in 1933. and of Orpheus 
and Eurydice in 1935. There have 
also been the tales of the Twelve 
Princesses, of Marco Polo at Kubla 
Khan. "The Young King," which was 
taken from a fairy tale of Oscar 
Wilde; and the story of Ponce de 
Leon's search for the Fountain of 
Youth and his discover}' of the eter- 
nal value of a youthful mind; and, 
last year, "The Happy Prince." 
MODERN MACHINE AGE 
The girls chose especially original 
themes from the years 1930 to 1933. At 
one time, the pageant became more 
modern and modernistic, depicting 
the effects of the Machine Age. Some 
of the dances showed work in a fac- 
tory and symbolized the monotony 
of mechanical toil, mass labor, an- 
archy, and speed. Finally, the Tree 
Day mistress appeared in the guise 
of Beauty and changed the scene. 
Another modern subject dealt with 
the evolution of music — not Including 
swing — beginning with the more 
primitive rhythms of the drums and 
cymbals and tracing it through the 
beginning of the use of woodwinds, 
strings, and basses, to the more com- 
(Continued on Page 3, Col. 3) 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Wellesley Opens Sigma Xi Chapter; 
Famous Scholars Speak at Exercises 



Dr. Taylor Discusses Speed's 

Significance in Modern 

Chemical Researches 

ANNUAL BRAGG LECTURER 



Approximately one hundred bright- 
colored hoods, gold tassels and billow- 
ing black robes gave a festive and offi- 
cially academic tone to the general 
vicinity of Green hall just preceding 
the installation ceremony of the Wel- 
lesley chapter of Sigma XI Friday, 
May 13, at 4:00 p. m. Past and present 
faculty members, distinguished alumnae, 
friends and guests of the college gath- 
ered In the academic council room to 
see Wellesley take its place among the 
scientifically elite colleges of the nation. 
After the reading of the constitution 
and the formal installation in which 
Professor George A. Baltsell of Yale 
university, national president of Sigma 
Xi, and Dean Edward Ellery. of Union 
college, national secretary, presided, Dr. 
Ruth Johnstln of the chemistry de- 
partment, president of the Wellesley 
chapter, made the acceptance speech. 

The actual activities of the science 
conference, which lasted throughout 
the week-end, began with the lecture 
of Dr. Hugh Scott Taylor, head of 
chemistry at Princeton university. 
Thursday, May 12 at 8:30 p. m. in 
Pendleton hall. President McAfee in- 
troduced Dr. Taylor as the second 
speaker to give the annual lecture in 
honor of Miss Charlotte A. Bragg, pro- 
fessor emeritus of chemistry. 

DR. TAYLOR SPEAKS ON SPEED 

In regard to its history, the topic of 
"Speed and its Significance in Chem- 
istry" as well as the actual constituents 
of a reaction has been, according to 
Dr. Taylor, a matter of curiosity for 
one hundred years. Faraday laid the 
foundations for the application of speed 
to chemical reactions by discovering 
that reactions occur in homogeneous 
systems and that heterogeneous reac- 
tions occur in systems having two states 
of matter. Faraday's interest had been 
aroused by Sir Humphrey Davy's dis- 
covery that illuminating gas could be 
Ignited by the introduction of a plati- 
num wire. This first instance of the 
catalyst, which Dr. Taylor denned by 
analogy to the minister in a wedding 
ceremony, led eventually to the dis- 
covery by German chemists of the 
"contact" process for producing sulfuric 
acid by the use of a catalyst. 

NICKEL ACCELERATES ACTION 

With twentieth century industrializa- 
tion, chemists became acutely speed- 
conscious. Sabatier, a Frenchman, 
solved the problem of changing liquids 
to solids by using nickel to accelerate 
I he combining of hydrogen with com- 
pounds. Margarine and "crlsco" are 
semi-solids produced In this way from 
liquid fats. Before the World war Ger- 
many, foreseeing a shortage of the fixed 
nitrogen supply of Chile, developed the 
Haber process of producing synthetic 
ammonia, using iron as the catalyst. 
Thus by using different agents, Ger- 
man chemists speeded reactions in the 
directions desired. 

The knowledge of the second or 

homogeneous type of reaction records 

its development most dramatically in 

automobile history. When chemists 

(Continued on Page 8, Col. 1) 



Dr. Urey Clarifies Isotopes' 

Contribution to Current 

Scientific Projects 

'34 NOBEL PRIZE WINNER 




C. A. NOTES 



Miss Ruth Johnstln, local president 
of Sigma Xi, introduced Dr. Harlow 
Shapley, director of the Harvard ob- 
servatory, Friday evening at 8:30 in 
Alumnae hall. Dr. Shapley, in his In- 
troduction of Dr. Harold C. Urey, of 
Columbia, installation speaker, face- 
tiously accused chemists In general of 
ignorance of the secret of using "girl- 
hours" In such a way that they do 
not amount to unromantic, horse-power 
units. As proof of the astronomer's 
superiority on this score he called at- 
tention to the international commis- 
sions of six women on the Harvard 
observatory staff, and to the record of 
our alumna, Annie Jump Cannon. 

DR. UREY DEFINES ISOTOPES 

Dr. Urey, winner of the Nobel prize 
In chemistry in 1934, traced the subject 
of "Isotopes and their Uses to Science" 
from its emergence in 1911 with the dis- 
covery by Fajans and Soddy that atoms 
of elements are not identical in all 
respects. Isotopes are defined as ele- 
ments whose atoms have the same size 
and chemical properties, but differing In 
mass and radioactive properties. Accord- 
ing to Dr.Urey, the understanding of 
radioactivity, the property of atoms to 
disintegrate spontaneously and to pro- 
duce rays of light while passing through 
thick materials and ionizing gases, has 
unlocked the secret of the atom. 

In order to study isotopes, heavier 
and lighter atoms must be separated. 
Hertz succeeded to a degree In sep- 
arating isotopes by the electrolytic 
method. He recognized the variation ol j 
thermo-dynamlc properties such asj 
heat of vaporization and boiling points 
of Isotopes. Dr. G. N. Lewis of the. 
University of California finally hitj 
upon the relatively simple method of 
separating compounds by distillation. 

EXPLAINS USE IN BIOLOGY 

Dr. Urey, who is a physical chemist, 
admitted that the most interesting ap- 
plication of a knowledge of isotopes is 
found in biological chemistry. A very 
recent development Is the labelling of 
molecules containing radioactive ele- 
ments which can be traced to their 
ultimate place In the bodies of animals. 
To qualify as a good indicator, an iso- 
tope must have a reasonably long life 
and energy enough to pass through 
considerable thickness of matter. 

To Frederic Joliot and Irene Joliot- 
Curie goes credit for the important dis- 
covery of artiflcally radioactive Isotopes. 
Unravelling the complex chemistry of 
living things, especially through the 
use of radioactive isotopes, constitutes. 



President McAfee Leads Vespers 

President Mildred H. McAfee spok; 
at the stimulating Vesper service, led 
by Dorothy Voss '39, Sunday. May 15, 
at Munger. 

"Since most of us head homeward 
in a month," said Miss McAfee, "it is 
appropriate to consider what place we 
should take In our community." Our 
president recognizes the dangers we 
will come against in changing to a new 
group. Presumably college standards 
are higher than average. We should 
not, however, scorn people for their 
lower standards or lack of aesthetic 
sense, nor should we lapse to their level. 
Rather we should tactfully raise the 
group toward college standards. 

There are many groups In which stu- 
dents may be helpful at home. One 
of the most useful channels for the 
college girl's enthusiasm, Miss McAfee 
said. Is the church because it includes 
a great number of people with widely 
ranging needs. 



for Dr. Urey. the chief field of applica- 
tion of the knowledge of isotopes. 

Among other events in connection 
with the Installation was the formal 
dinner. Friday, May 13, at which Miss 
McAfee presided. Informal remarks 
were made by the Honorable Frank G. 
Allen, trustee of the college. Professor 
Baltsell, Dean Ellery, and Dr. Margaret 
C Ferguson, research professor of 
botany at Wellesley. 



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which is being sponsored by Larry 
,Clinton, composer of Dipsy Doodle, 
Satan Takes a Holiday. Study in 
Brown, Zig Zag, Jungle Jitters, Abba 
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other colleges, may submit titles on 
the style of those listed above for 
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This contest closes on June 10. 
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Members of the Wellesley College 
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St. Paul club of Harvard attended an 
informal dance Saturday evening. May 
14. at T. Z. E. Alice Corcoran '39. 
president of the Wellesley club, and 
Paul Leary '38. head of the Harvard 
group, were in charge of the arrange- 
ments. Music was furnished by Ken 
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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 




JCIERRY was very Interested in 
j3 economics class the other day 
when he listened to a discussion of 
the railroad and motor vehicle prob- 
lem. He was particularly amused 
when the teacher spoke about "the 
flexibility of trucking in the pick-up 

service." 

• • • 

At the beginning of a psychology 
class the other day Perry noticed 
that the professor was surrounded by 
girls who were handing her blue 
slips. With sympathetic gaze the pro- 
fessor turned to the group and said, 
"Oh dear, I hope none of you were 

ill." 

• • • 

€VEN the skeptical pressman be- 
came almost convinced of the 
existence of ghosts at a meeting with 
his colleagues a few nights ago. In 
the midst of a discussion of the late 
lamented Adonais, a long, canine yelp 
pierced the ether. Inspection re- 
vealed, however, that not a news 
hound, but a setter who had trailed 
one of Perry's friends was the of- 
fender. 

• • • 

Perry went to the exhibition of 
seventeenth century Dutch painting 
at one of the society houses. As 
everyone was leaving, one member of 
the faculty asked a member of the 
art department how she had enjoyed 
the exhibition of nineteenth century 
painting. The art professor replied 
a little scornfully that she had liked 
it very much but that It happened to 
have been seventeenth century work. 
Whereupon the uninformed one said, 
"Oh, dear, this daylight saving busi- 
ness certainly gets me all mixed up." 

^v ECENTLY Perry's economics 
Ji\ teacher, a Vassar alumna, told 
this story which clearly shows that 
the college girl has not always been 
so expensively and elaborately gowned 
as one might think when one reads 
the entries In the modern girl's ac- 
count book. When one of Vassar's 
oider dormitories was constructed, the 
rooms had no closets. When asked 
the reason for this omission, the 
founder of the college replied, "Why, 
she can hang her other dress on a 
hook." 

• • • 

Perry hid a look of amusement the 
other day when he walked into one 
of the quad houses and saw some- 
body's date standing by the bell table 
studiously copying the names of the 
girls in the house and their respec- 
tive room numbers. 



^f% OVING geologists of Perry's class 
JlY have often been mistaken for 
Girl Scouts on a hike, but to be 
taken for evangelists was a new ex- 
perience. It all happened when a 
small boy by the roadside murmured 
to his friend. "Those girls are on a 
theology field trip." 

• • > 

One of Perry's friends was seri- 
ously discussing the Pulitzer prize win- 
ners the other day. After a lengthy 
discourse, she remarked, "But I Just 
can't understand why Julius Caesav 
never won." 

• • • 

Perry rejoices to discover that 
Wellesley girls aren't the only per- 
sons to commit faxix-pas. We still 
continue to be the victims of them, 
however. On Mother's Day one daugh- 
ter sent two telegrams — one home to 
mother and one to a newly engaged 
former boy friend. The operator got 
the messages mixed. The mother read, 
"Congratulations on your approaching 
marriage." The young man is still 
shuddering from the shock of seeing 
on the yellow sheet, "You've been a 
wonderful mother." 

• • • 

JC%OUR pressman marvels continu- 
£& ally at the powers of insight 
possessed by some faculty members. 
There was, for example, the teacher 
who assigned a quiz for Monday. In 
reply to the moans from the class, he 
grinned knowingly and said, "Oh, now, 
I know what you'll do — go home Fri- 
day morning and return at 10 Sunday 
night and begin a paper then. At 
two you'll start another, and it seems 
to me that by five you should be able 
to begin on Bible." 

• • » 

One of our bright Wellesley lassies 
became very enthusiastic when a ticket 
seller tried to Interest her in a ticket 
to the Comedy of Errors, presented by 
Shakespeare. "Oh," Perry heard her 
say, "I've heard of that play. It ought 
to be good. Who wrote it?" 

• • • 

Students are not the only persons 
wandering around in a daze. Blame it 
on spring fever if you will, but li- 
brarians as well seem to be abnormal 
these days. The student walked into 
the library and demanded a book by 
Herbert C. Coolidge. After a fruit- 
less search, the woman In charge 
returned to report, "We have noth- 



Reporter Finds Story 
Of Former Tree Days 

(Continued from Page 1, Col. 5) 



plicated modern music, until the 
Tree Day mistress entered as Sym- 
phony and unified the whole. 

Even more symbolic was the theme 
which showed man's control over the 
forces of energy and nature. The 
death of Edison occasioned the 
choice of this subject. The devel- 
opment of light was traced from an 
era of darkness to the rule of the 
sun, then the discovery of fire, and 
of electricity. Dancers symbolizing 
protons and electrons in the days of 
modern light performed and welcomed 
I he Tree Day mistress who repre- 
sented the Beauty of Control. 

FLOAT NIGHT FAIRY TALES 

The Float Night themes have been 
less symbolic, but also varied, Most 
oi them originated from books, such 
as Grimm's Fairy Tales, Peter Pan, 
the Arthurian legends, Alice in Won- 
derland, the Odyssey, and famous 
nursery rhymes. In 1927, when the 
topic was Old Songs of the Sea, a 
Swan boat, a Mississippi river boat, a 
Norse ship, a pirates' ship, and Cle- 
opatra's barge floated across Lake 
Waban, accompanied by music from 
a professional Boston orchestra. The 
setting became operatic in 1930 when 
scenes from the life of Siegfried 
from Niebelungen Lied were presented. 
Last year, the subject was again op- 
eratic, although in a lighter vein, 
when the floats represented some of 
the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, 
Pinafore, The Sorcerer, The Pirates, 
and the Mikado, while this year bold 
foresters from Robin Hood will swag- 
ger. 



Ing by Herbert C. Coolidge. but there 
is a fine volume here by Calvin H. 
Hoover." 

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WELLESLEY ON THE AIR 



Wellesley's reputation as the 
home of casual conversationalists 
was put to severe trial last Satur- 
day afternoon. It happened In the 
midst of a Physics field trip to the 
meteorological observatory at Blue 
hills, Massachusetts. The group of 
12 students and their professor, 
Miss Lucy Wilson, were fortunate 
enough to be in the radio room 
when the report from Mt. Wash- 
ington observatory was sent in. 
When he had jotted down the of- 
ficial report, the Blue hills me- 
teorologist persuaded one of the 
Dudding young weather prophets 
:o talk to "Mac" at the other end 
of the air waves. 

After several minutes of pleasant 
lonversatlon Mac asked quizzically, 
"Young lady, how does it happen 
that you haven't any 'mike fright'?" 

"Why," she answered nonchalant- 
ly, "this is no different from a 
phone conversation, is it? Just 
you and me!" 

She was answered by an un- 
feigned shout of mirth. "Well, not 
exactly. The air waves aren't quite 
as private as a telephone wire. As 
a matter of fact, at this time of 
day (2:30 p. m.) probably several 
hundred amateur operators in the 
United States, Canada, and Eng- 
land have got wind of the 'broad- 
cast' between Blue hills and Mt. 
Washington and are listening in." 

"Oh," she gulped; then, "Well, 
I'm certainly glad I've preserved my 
anonymity!" 



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The Group theatre of New York 
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anyone under twenty-five years of 
age, with a cash prize of $500 for 
the winner. The competition closes 
January 1, 1939. 

There is no restriction as to sub- 
ject matter or theme, nor as to style 
oi manner of treatment, nor as to 
brevity or length, since they believe 
that drama, particularly In recent 
years, is taking many forms. Plays 
will be judged on the basis of talent 
for the theatre which they display, 
their amenability to dramatic pre- 
sentation, their broad interest and 
their general vitality. The Group the- 
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purchase the option for production of 
the prize-winning play, which will be 
announced February 15, 1939. 

Harold Clurman, director of the 
Group theatre; Clifford Odets, its 
leading playwright; and Molly Day 
Thatcher, its play-reader, will judge 
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Published weekly, September lu June, except durinu exuminnllonB 
and school vacation periods, by a board of students of Wellesley 
College. Subscriptions, two dollars per annum in advance. Single 
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Making And Breaking Rules 

Whose fault is it when a freshman 
brags that she has successfully broken 
every rule in the Grey book? 

Three different attitudes towards Col- 
lege Government rules are prevalent. One 
minority group considers the status quo 
quite satisfactory. Another minority dis- 
regards as many of them as possible. 
Whether this attitude arises from a ju- 
venile desire to be clever or from a gen- 
uine disbelief in their value is a moot 
question. The great majority, however, 

maintains that worst of all possible out- 
looks — complete indifference. In this 
case a lethargic state results wherein, 
for example, girls jot down any registra- 
tion, correct or incorrect, purely as an 
insignificant matter of form. Unap- 
proved chaperons and forged family per- 
missions are frequent. 

Many students, however, believe that 
rules should be revised and simplified 
with a single end in mind — more per- 
sonal responsibility. If young women do 
not learn to conduct themselves inde- 
pendently in college, they will have a 
sorry time of it in the world after college. 
Jane's decision to trot off to a neighbor- 
ing men's college with a chap of whom 
her parents might not approve should be 
her own. She knows the implications. 
The difficulty, as far as the college is con- 
cerned, is that all students are under its 
constant supervision. This responsibil- 
ity necessitates, apparently, a strict ac- 
counting of the girl's whereabouts at all 
times. But the signing out system has, 
to a noticeable extent, become a silly fail- 
ure. Attempts to describe explicitly ex- 
act destinations, except in the case of 
week-ends, often result in deliberate mis- 
statement. 

The difficulty of amending C. G. rules 
indicates the outmoded nature of the 
whole system. If social outlooks con- 
cerning the development of children into 
mature, self-sufficient individuals have 
changed, should not college regulations 
respond to those accepted changes? Dis- 
respect for rules and indifference to 
changing those rules are conditions un- 
worthy of Wellesley. The only approach 
to honesty of conduct must be a revision 
of regulations which faces the realities 
of the situation. 



Reorganization a la Roosevelt 

Once again, President Roosevelt has 
asked the great American public to con- 
sider his reorganization bill. Even the 
most casual observer of the American 
political scene today is aware of the fact 
that enormous administrative reorgan- 
ization is definitely needed. Granted that 
this is so, however, it does not necessar- 
ily follow that the President's bill, or- 
iginally sent back to committee by the 

House of Representatives, is the proper 
method of accomplishing this end. 

Many sincere advocates of administra- 
tive reform feel that the bill as it now 
stands is defective because it fails to pro- 
vide a check on arbitrary power, a check 
which is a necessary characteristic of the 
democratic method. Let us consider why 
the President wishes to push the bill 
through in its original form rather than 
with the suggested amendment. This 
amendment would give the President the 
initiative in planning the type of reor- 
ganization, but would give Congress the 
right to approve such reform before it 
became effective. Without the amend- 
ment the bill insists that the President 
be allowed to reform and to revamp to a 
wide degree, and that his measures of 
reform be effective unless set aside by a 
joint resolution of the house within' 60 
days. 

The delays which are inherent in our 
parliamentary procedure make it prac- 
tically impossible to get a resolution to 
set aside the President's proposal out of 
committee within the required time limit. 
The public opinion which would call for 
such a resolution would not be likely to 
make itself felt until at least three weeks 
after the President made his proposal. 

It is doubtful too from a constitutional 
point of view whether such a check would 
be allowed to operate. The President 
himself has doubted the constitutional 
ability of the procedure to invalidate his 
executive orders by joint resolution. 

In view of these facts, it would seem 
that the college student of today might 
act effectively in urging congressmen to 
pass the amended reorganization bill, 
rather than sanctioning a bill which 
would give a President, already endowed 
with extensive powers by virtue of emer- 
gency measures, additional powers which 
falsely presuppose that his judgment is 
infallible. 

Why Not A Reading Period? 

Written on all senior faces is the 
knowledge that two weeks from tomor- 
row they will take the general examina- 
tions upon which their degrees depend. 
Most of them are frankly scared, and 
those who are not nervous will very 
probably be, before the time comes, 
victims of mass hysteria. It is easy to 
sit back and sententiously chant that 
this fear would not engulf them had they 
diligently studied from day to day 
throughout their college careers, but the 
statement is not true. No matter how 
good and sustained a student's work, ex- 
tensive review is necessary to make the 
final test of correlation and understand- 
ing worthy and representative of her col- 
lege studies. 

And the students do not have time for 
that review. It would be ideal, as some 
professors suggest, to start review at the 
end of soring vacation, but few can fail 
to see that this solution is impractical. 
Nearly every week-end during this pe- 
riod has some campus social event to 
disrupt study schedules; but most import- 
ant is the fact that the work in individual 
courses is extremely heavy also. Few 
can take a broad and comprehensive 
view of their major field while engaged 
in very particular and pressing quizzes 
and papers. As a result, most people 
will start studying for the general one 
week from Sunday and not a moment 
sooner. 

This is hardly soon enough for tho- 
rough work, and the only way to pre- 
vent such situations in future years 
would seem to be by granting a 'two- 
weeks reading period for seniors, pos- 
sibly setting aside the latter as a reading 
neriod for other classes before exams. 
Most men's colleges grant pre-exam read- 
ing periods to all classes, and this would 
be especially valuable for final papers as 
well as review. This suggestion may not 
be a practical one, but student opinion 
seems to indicate the need for reforming 
action of some sort from the Curriculum 
committee. 



'41 Looks At Spring 

By E. G. '41 



(From a strictly freshman point 
of victo) 



Oh, woe betide the freshman 
Who thinks that spring Is fun, 
She'll soon find out to her dismay 
Her trouble's just begun. 

Let her Join the raging mob 
To watch the juniors dance, 
Knowing all her one o'clocks 
Have vanished — with romance ! 

Let her crouch on tender knee 
To measure dip and strike, 
Then she'll know geology, 
And what a field trip's like. 

Let her pedal waveringly 
O'er inundated paths, 
While seniors In their "spring- 
term" cars 
Whiz onward, spraying baths! 

Let her rise with pounding heart 
For May Day— in the rain. 
Let her Tree Day week-end date 
Refuse her. ("Will explain.") 

Let all these ghastly sorrows 
Inflict their bitter sting; 
But even so she still will feel 
That really — spring is spring! 



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Write To Your Congressman 



To the Wellesley College News: 

It is not often that one gets a 
second chance at anything in this 
world— witness Heraclitus. In the 
political sphere a second try within 
one administration to pass a govern- 
mental reorganization bill had never 
been heard of until last Saturday. 

The administration has announced 
its intention to bring the Reorganiza- 
tion bill out of committee and push 
it through. Under cover of political 
labels and libels this measure was 
sabotaged the first time and its real 
significance obscured. Perhaps a sec- 
end try will make the issue clear, the 
issue of good government against 
wasteful, inefficient, and partisan ad- 
ministration, which Taft, Harding, 
and Hoover sought to resolve before 
the present attempt. 

One of a group of students is go- 
ing to ask you to write your Con- 
gressional representative in support 
of the measure. Don't dismiss the 
matter carelessly on the basis of old 
prejudices or trumped-up charges! If 
you decide you are in favor of it. 
make your convictions effective by 
letting your representative know 
where you stand. There are few 
things in the political sphere which 
will mean so much to you as an 
individual as good, efficient adminis- 
tration to insure the retention of the 
democratic system. 

1938 



Program Rustling at Concerts 



To the Wellesley College News: 

It seems too bad that the beauty 
and charm of the lecture-recital given 
by Mademoiselle Boulanger last Wed- 
nesday evening at Alumnae hall 
should have been marred by the 
thoughtlessness of the Wellesley audl- 
1 noe, One would expect to find a 
college group mature enough to 
know that the pages of a program 
should be turned between the selec- 
tions of a program and not before 
that, A song is not over until the 
final sounds have died away, and the 
last few measures are as important 
as the first. Five hundred people 



NEWS NOTATIONS 



Stonyhurst, one of the 
English famous English public 
Student schools, gives self-govern- 
Rule ment to its boys at an early 

age. Each form has its 
governing committee, with an all- 
powerful school committee over all. 
When a boy is sentenced by this 
group to be beaten, however, he may 
appeal to the headmaster for pardon. 



The Harvard Crimson's 
Crimson recent poll of extra-cur- 
Surveys rlcular activities organ- 

House-Plan ized under Harvard's ten- 
million-dollar house-plan, 
revealed an unusually large percentage 
of undergraduates participating in 
the varied programs offered those 
"who do not want to take too much 
time from their work." These oppor- 
tunities, which Include music, debat- 
ing, dramatics and social service, are 
utilized by 86 per cent of the honor 
men and 89 per cent of the "C" 
students. A marked development, 
noted by the poll, is the shift of 
student interest away from athletics. 



To commemorate the twen- 
Air tieth anniversary of the in- 

Mail auguration of the U. S. Air 
Week Mail service, the Post Office 

department is sponsoring Na- 
tional Air Mail week. May 15-22. A 
new six-cent air mail stamp has been 
issued and Sunday, May 15. marked 
the dedication at Washington, D. C, 
of the first air mail post office. 



When Vermont's new God- 
Goddard dard college opens its doors 
to Train for the first time next Sep- 
Workers tember, every student will be 

expected to aid in the man- 
ual work of campus upkeep. This is 
part of president-elect Royce Pitkin's 
plan of linking cultural and voca- 
tional training so that every Goddard 
graduate may be prepared for com- 
munity living. 



The growing popularity of 
American bicycle trains, bicycle clubs 
Cycle and amateur bike races Is 

Fad making of the U. S. A. a 

cycling nation that threat- 
ens to creep up on England, France 
and Germany. Domestic bicycle pro- 
duction has quadrupled since 1935 and 
the country now boasts 110 youth 
hostels for the accommodation of ar- 
dent cyclists. 



rustling the pages of their programs 
at the same time must inevitably 
disturb both the artists and the truly 
interested listeners. 

Another regrettable feature of this 
concert was the ill-timed applause 
during the last selection. This con- 
duct was inexcusable, and considered 
with the noise of the programs, would 
seem to indicate that the audience 
was inconsiderate, uninterested, or 
possibly lacking in culture. 

Cannot we avoid a repetition of 
such thoughtless conduct? The click 
of knitting needles has already 
brought a just shower of criticism 
on our heads; must we further 
blacken our reputation? 

'38 and '39 



Addenda For Legenda 

To the Wellesley College News: 

It is not because I do not appreciate 
the efforts of the editors of the 1938 
Legenda, nor because I do not under- 
stand the difficulty of the work of put- 
ting out a publication that I am writing 
this letter. I have taken the trouble 
because I want to express what is evi- 
dently a universal sentiment among the 
members of our class, and because set- 
ting down these points in writing may 
really be helpful to future Legenda 
editors. 

Everyone agrees that the make-up of 
the volume is splendid; the cover is 
-■-•peciaUy good-looking, the pictures 
n-eceding each section of the book most 
clever and original. 

But I have spoken to no one who is 
thoroughly satisfied with her picture 
or those of her friends. On the con- 
trary, the consensus of opinion seems 
to be that the pictures are on the whole 
very poor, and from such a gallery. It 
(Continued on Page 7. Col. 1) 



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Celeste Holm Talks of Stage 



By Mary Dougherty 



A Harvard man refused to get out 

f his car in front of Shafer hall last 
Friday afternoon. "I know a girl in 
Pomeroy," he admitted frankly, "and 

f she sees me with Celeste, I'm afraid 
;he won't understand." LooTcing at his 
companion, the lovely Celeste Holm, 
twenty-one-year-old actress who plays 
the part of Crystal in The Women, I 
cculd easily see why he was a little 
worried. 

A few minutes iater in the Shafer 
living room Celest lifted brightly 
tipped fingers to her hat and asked. 
"Does anyone mind if I unveil?" The 
big hat came off revealing platinum 
hair and flawless skin, and Celeste 
leaned back comfortably as she began 
the story of her first hunt for a jcb 
in the theatre. 

"I've always wanted to be on the 
stage, so when I was sixteen, I went 
to see the manager of a stock com- 
pany. I walked right in and told him 
I was a good actress." she admitted 
candidly. "He gave me a book and said. 
"Read this.' When he remarked that I 
read well. I replied, 'I know it.' Then 
he asked how much money I expected 
and that was when I made my first 
mistake. I was so anxious to get a job, 
I blurted right out, 'Oh, 111 do it for 
love." I didn't let him forget me that 
winter. I sent him a Christmas card 
and little notes every once in a while, 
and in the spring I just went and 
sat on his doorstep until he gave me 
a part." 

Last season Celeste understudied 
Pamela Stanley as Ophelia. "Leslie 
Howard did a bad Job as Hamlet," 
Celeste remarked. "I'll let you in on 
a secret." she continued. "That come- 
hlther look of his is just near-sight- 
fdness." 

Celeste has toured with The Women 
lor eight months and has played in 
every large city in the United States j 
except New York. "When we were in 
Los Angeles." she said, "after every 
performance I'd put on my best looking ', 
red velvet negligee and sit in my dress- 
ing room waiting for the film producers 
to come in and sign me up. But it's 
a funny thing," she continued with a 
smile, "not one came around." 

"Do you like your part in The Wo- 
men?" I asked. 

"Oh, yes, it's a good part, although 



I n ust admit that at first I was a 
little scared about the bath tub scene, 
i I was afraid I might catch cold. But 
mostly I worried about the suds. They 
seemed so impermanent." 

Virginia Spangler '38 walked into the 
living room just then, so I introduced 
her. "Spang has just been elected 'best 
actress' in the senior class," I explained, 
"but she's going to get married next 
year." 

"Lucky girl!" Celeste applauded. 

"She's smart." 

When I mentioned the five Harvard 
men I'd seen waiting for her at the 
stage door a few nights before, she 
caid modestly "Oh. any man likes to 
take out an actress. I've certainly had 
lun in Boston. Tonight after the per- 
formance I'm going to the Lampoon 
dance and the Dunster house mas- 
querade. 

"How are you going to dress for the 
masquerade. Celeste?" I asked. 

"My costume is just a home made 
dress," she said luughlngly. 

"You don't mean you made it?" 

"Certainly," she answered proudly. 
"I bought some sixty-nine-cents-a- 
yard piqu6 and made a formal without 
a pattern this week." 

(.Continued on Page 7, Col. 3) 



these landscapes, as in the Portland 
Harbor and Turbo fs Creek. Goose 
Rocks Beach is an unusually effective 
and suggestive view of a cove at low 
tide, with a remarkable breadth of 
handling and well-tempered color. In 
some of these scenes the water is 
perhaps too consciously handled for 
its purely decorative values, and one 
wonders if the effect is not some- 
what too slick; but on the whole the 
method is individual and refreshing. 
Mending Lobster Pots is the one har- 
bor scene which is entirely free from 
v'rtuosity; its strength and rugged- 
ness. and its restriction to essentials, 
make it one of the most interesting 
samples in the show. A somewhat 
unusual wood interior. Cypress Swamp, 
combines both the interest in pattern 
and textures of the more decorative 
works, and the freshness of the Maine 
coast scenes. 

E. K. '39 



Eliot O'Hora Landscapes 

A show of watercolor landscapes by 
Eliot O'Hara in the Art museum will 
remain on view until May 31. Mr. 
O'Hara's work is fairly typical of a 
school of watercolor landscape paint- 
n | which has grown up in the last 
few years. Its recognizable features 
are: a facility of technique amount- 
ing almost to virtuosity; a love of 
brilliant, at times startling, color; and 
a tendency to conventionalize some 
subjects for the sake of pure pattern 
Interest. 

A few of the pictures in this show 
have the poster-like quality which 
identifies the school. The rather con- 
ventional treatment of pattern is evi- 
dent in the Sea Gulls and in the vista 
of Rio. O'Hara's fondness for some- 
what jarring colors and bold forms 
appears in the Southwestern land- 
scapes, scenes which lend themselves 
readily to this sort of treatment, as 
many other artists have found out. 

O'Hara is at his best, therefore, 
in scenes which in themselves are J 
more subdued. The show is almost! 
divided between Western landscapes I 
and intimate views of Maine harbors 
and coast. Here the artist has shown 
a more original interest in atmos- 
phere, mood, and homely colors. His 
fluid handling of the medium is par- 
ticularly suited to the impressionistic- 
handling of water which distinguishes 



Artist Relates Music To Poetry 

That essential bonds exist between 
words and sound, Mademoiselle Nadia 
Boulanger. eminent French musician 
and visiting lecturer of music at Wel- 
! -I v proved effectively in a lecture- 
recital at Alumnae hall, Wednesday, 
May 11. She was assisted by Monsieur 
Hugues Cuenod, tenor, and Monsieur 
D:da Conrad, baritone, both of whom 
Wellesley had heard and enjoyed pre- 
1 viously. Mile. Boulanger pointed out 
in her brief introduction that the sub- 
', ject of the relation of music to poetry 
j is cf profound interest and importance, 
, and that the purpose of her recital was 
| to link the literature of France through 
the centuries with the music of mod- 
em French composers. And, as the pro- 
i gram progressed, it was evident that 
this intent was realized in treatment 
that was bo'h intimate and original. 

The delicate clarity of the music of 
Debussy is especially characteristic ol 
the French speech, for, more than any 
I other, perhaps, it imitates its crystal- 
like tones. In her introduction to the 
first group of songs, Mile. Boulanger 
called attention to Debussy's musical 
stress of each syllable of a line, clearly 
[ defining the rhythm and color of words. 
The most outstanding of this group was 
the Ballade of Francois Villon, one of 
his masterpieces. The music of this is 
of extreme simplicity and gravity ac- 
cording to the nature of the poem. 
Around the next three works by Mall- 
arme, Soupir, Placet Fudle, and Even- 
tail, ones in which the meaning is sug- 
gested by the word-color. Debussy 
again wove music outstanding in its 
sensitivity and thoughtfulness. More of 
the same intensity and beauty of melo- 
dy Interpreted the hidden thoughts of 
the inward life expressed in two poems 
by Verlaine, Le Faun and La Colonne 
Sen'imentale, with a change of mood 
in the lively Fantoches by the same 
author. 

Among the piano accompaniments il- 
lustrating amusingly the irony of the 
words of the poem were Le Paon of 
Jules Renard, with music by Maurice 
Ravel, two fables of La Fontaine by 
Marcelle de Manzlarly, and Avant le 
(Continued on Page 7, Col. 2) 



BIBLIOFILE 



Data Reveal Sex Mores 



Ytuth and Sex, by Dorothy Dunbar 
Brcmley and Florence Haxton Brit- 
i a, New York, Harper and Brothers, 
303 pp. S3.00. 



In seeking to determine the sex 
mcrcs of today's youth, Dorothy Dun- 
ar Bromley and Florence Haxton 
Britten, prominent young Journalists, 
used the questionnaire method of ap- 
proach. After sending out over a thous- 
and detailed forms to college students, 
they personally interviewed several 
hundred more students, believing that 
if similar answers were received in 
both cases, the reliability of the writ- 
ten manner of investigation would be 



| proved. Their neatly tabulated results 
I and pigeon-holed answers present a 
lucid and apparently revealing picture, 
but we wonder whether it Is as ac- 
curate as it is clear. 

The Wellesley girl who reads that, 
using the answers of the authors' 1300 
subjects as an average, over 25% of 
American college girls have indulged in 
Illicit pre-marital relations, is inclined 
to doubt the validity of the reports 
upon which the book is based. The 
college student is Inclined to smile at 
the emphasis repeatedly placed on the 
"absolute sincerity and straightforward- 
ness" with which the authors claim 
every interviewer was met, for he knows 
how many ycung people like to boast 
of untasted experiences to a gullible 
listener. In taking this attitude toward 
the worth of Youth and Sex I am in 
opposition to Raymond Pearl, of Johns 

(Continued on Page 7, Col. 3) 



CINEMA 



COLONIAL— In Old Chicago, with Tyrone Power and Alice Faye, and 
Mary Carlisle in Tip-Off Girls, through May 21. 
Island m the Sky, with Gloria Stuart and Michael Whalen; 
and Hsr Jungle Love, with Dorothy Lamour, May 22 
through 24. 

Adventures of Tom Sawyer, with Tommv Kelly and May 
Robson ; Over the Wall, with June Travis. May 25 through 28 

COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE-Gofd is Where You Find It with 
George Brent and Olivia de Havllland; Sally. Irene, and Mary 
with Fred Allen and Alice Faye, May 19 through 21 
The Tale of Two Cities, with Ronald Colman; and Pare 
Lorenz's The River. May 23 through 25. 

R. K. O— Hawaii Calls, with Bobby Breen; and Nurse From Brook- 
lyn, with Sally Ellers. for week beginning May 19. 

KEITH MEMORIAL— Benny Goodman in person; Goodbye, Broadway. 
with Alice Brady and Charles Winnlnger, for week beeinnine 
May 19. 

METROPOLITAN— Cocoanut Grove, with Fred MacMurray and Harriet 
Hilliard; Hunted Man, with Mary Carlisle and Lloyd Nolan 
for week beginning May 19. 



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Each September the croam ol Iho 
year's graduation classes . . . koon. 
alorl. ambitious young women . . . 
conn to Fairfield School to got raady 
for picking businoss "plums"— thoso 
fascinating, responsible Jobs which 
demand colloge background and ma- 
ture judgment along with superior 
secretarial equipmont. Thoy'ro wiso 
giil-, I Fairfiold training is definitely 
graduato In purpose plan, and 
method. Particularly attractive are 



the oloctivo courses which propare 
lor such specialized holds as adver- 
tising, sales management, insurance, 
invostmonts. otc. Dictation and tran- 
scription in ioroign languagos is 
available to sludonts who bopo to 
mako practical uso ol Ihoir college. 
languago majors. 

EUoctivo placomont bureau tits girls 
and |obs to Iho ualislaclion ol both. 
Reasonable tuition ralos. Term begins 
Sopt. 19. Writo now lor Catalog. 



MARJORIE A. LANDON. director 



FAIRFIELD SCHOOL 

245 MARLBOROUGH STREET, BOSTON. MASSACHUSETTS 



"A sandwich ... a gin- 
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The paraphrase is cock-eyed, 
of course . . . but the idea is 
there! 

Anyway, during Junior Prom 
Week . . . when you drag 
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feed him well, to pur him in 
the right mood. 

And that means, quite natu- 
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delicacies. Everything here, you 
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highlight in his inner life . . . 
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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Noted Scholars 
To Meet Here 

Wellesley to Act as Host for 

International Relations 

Croup During Summer 

DR. SHARP WILL SPEAK 



Christian Councils Sponsor Eleven 

Forums in U. S. for Progress 

in World Understanding 

The seventh annual New England 
Institute of International relations, to 
be held June 28 to July 8, will find the 
Wellesley college campus dotted with 
students, teachers, college professors, 
and many others Interested In current 
International problems. A number of 
prominent educational leaders In this 
country are among the faculty leaders, 
sponsors and active members of the 
committee planning the eleven-day ses- 
sion of lectures, Informal discussions 
and recreation. 

Among the speakers will be Dr. 
Roland Hall SHarp, of the editorial 
staff of the Christian Science Monitor, 
who has just completed a 20,000 mile 
tour of South America, and Dr. Hal- 
lord Hosklns. dean of the Fletcher 
school of law and diplomacy of Tufts 
college, who will return from Europe 
in time to open the Institute with a 
lecture on the problems of Central 
Europe. Dr. Hoskins will take the plnce 
ff Mrs. Vera Mlcheles Dean, previously 
announced speaker, who will be In 
Europe this summer. Other lecturers 
will be Dr. Alvin H. Hansen, professor 
of political economy In the graduate 
school of public administration at Har- 
vard university and president of the 
American Economics association, Grover 
Clark, editor and authority on Far 
Eastern affairs. William Arnold -Forster, 
British political writer, and William T. 
Stone, vice-president of the Foreign 
Policy association, Rev. A. J. Muste, 
minister of the Labor Temple, and 
Irwin M. Tobln, executive secretary of 
the R. I. council for peace action. 

Under the auspices of the American 
Friends Service committee in coopera- 
tion with the Council for Social action 
of the Congregational Christian 
churches, the Institute Is one of eleven 
similar conferences held throughout the 
country, In order to promote better 
understanding of world problems, and 
Is open to anyone Interested. During 
the eleven-day meeting, there will be 
lectures and round table discussions of 
current world affairs in the morning 
and informal discussion, recreation, and 
reading in the afternoon. There will be 
several evening lectures which will be 
open to the public. 

Professor Henry J. Cadbury of Har- 
vard university is chairman of the In- 
stitute and Mrs. William M. Duguld of 
Cambridge, treasurer. Further Informa- 
tion about the Instiute may be ob- 
tained from George A. Selleck, director 
of the Institute, 5 Longfellow Park, 
Cambridge, Mass. 



OH COLLEGIANS! 

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THAT PERMANENT? 

THOSE HUARACHES? 

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receive adequate personal nttcntlon 

and instruction. 

For further Information address: 
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or telephone, BEekman 3-2652 



Dr. Jones To Speak 
On Modern Learning 

Professor Howard Mumford Jones of 
Harvard university will speak on 
"Trends in Modern Education adverse 
to Modern Languages*' at 3:40 p. m. 
Wednesday afternoon. May 25 in 124 
Founders hall. Professor Jones ad- 
dressed the New England Modern Lan- 
guage association at Tufts college last 
week and has accepted the invitation 
of the Department of education to 
rpeak on the same subject at Wellesley. 
His message Is intended for all persons 
Interested In the place of the -humani- 
ties in American education today. 



SOPHOMORE LOTTERY 



By S. H. '40 



Room drawing for juniors on May 
9 may have brought minor palpita- 
tions, but for sophomores on May 
16, It spelled hilarious exultation or 
bitter dejection. Choice of rooms in 
their present houses is the prize for 
juniors drawing numbers in the low- 
er brackets. To lucky sophomores 
the entire campus Is thrown open; 
unlucky ones may find themselves 
shifted from the fifth floor of Tower 
to the basement of the library. 

To cite several cases in point. 
Jeanne Wysor "39 pulled number 1 
out of the little wicker basket. An- 
other fortunate Is Jane Oleson, who 
drew '39, her class numeral. Her 
classmate, Elizabeth Call, drew 326. 
Jacqueline Burton '40 is now num- 
ber 1 girl in her class. Betty Feld- 
meier, one of Miss Burton's best 
friends, drew number two. (Kismet, 
not politics.) Ruby Boleyn drew the 
magic numeral, 40. Probably the 
most pathetic figure in the class of 
1940 Is Martha Graber of Beebe, 
who, at the end of her freshman 
year, managed to pull the highest 
number in the basket. In order to 
keep up her standing, she repeated 
the performance this year. A little 
card bearing the number 373 is 
pasted in her memory book. Success 
for Miss Graber must fie in spheres 
ether than those where chance is 
the major element. However, too 
much sympathy for Miss Graber's 
plight Is unnecessary. Next year's 
president of Beebe has chosen her 
as a neighbor. 



Have Your Hair 
Washed and Set for 

Tree Day and Float Night 

70c and 85c at 

CO-ED BEAUTY PARLOR 

Wellesley 0017-W 



Financier, in Interview, Refutes Wellesley 

Traditions of Romance of Hunnewell Gardens 



College traditions and show places 
become tremendously important as 
Tree Day week-end with Its Influx of 
visitors approaches. On the hill op- 
posite Tupelo Point overlooking Lake 
Waban Is Wellesley's favorite feature 
—the magnificent Hunnewell estate. 
Famed for its topiary gardens It has 
been an object of college and local 
Interest and romantic conjecture since 
its beginning in 1852 when the first 
Mr. Hunnewell built the mansion and 
laid out the curious trees on an un- 
even field by the lake. 

As one nears the gardens, only a 
short distance by the lake path from 
the Parking Space, the evergreens 
loom fantastically against the sky- 
dark trees trimmed In triangles, circles, 
spirals. At the top of a long stone 
stairway twist the branches of an ab- 
normal dwarf Iree. and nearby It a 
marble nymph looks pensively over the 
Massachusetts countryside and the 
Gothic towers of the College across 
the lake. 

The approach to the house Is lined 
with gray stone urns, along which 
bloom transient rows of rhododendrons. 
Lilacs grow thickly and fragrantly at 
the roadside. The old mansion with its 
curved door lies an almost glaring 
white In the spring sun. 

Inside the hall oil paintings on lofty 
panels, floor lamps, deep rust carpets 
give an air of substantial warmth and 
color. 

A visitor found the present owner, 
Mr. Walter Hunnewell, who is a lead- 
ing member of the College Finance 
beard, smoking a pipe in his den. The 
room was friendly with a mild con- 
fusion of papers, old books, old photo- 
graphs. It seemed little changed from 
the style of the middle nineteenth cen- 
ury, and offered a definite appeal of 
comfort and homeliness. 

Asked about the origin of the gar- 
dens and the house, Mr. Hunnewell 
smilingly discredited the favorite leg- 
end of Wellesley girls that the "mathe- 
matical gardens" were first conceived 
as a tribute to an Instructor of mathe- 
matics In Wellesley more than three- 
quarters of a century ago. 

"My grandfather built this," (Mr. 



BOSTON SCHOOL 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 

OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE IN 
A NEW BRANCH OF THE MED- 
ICAL PROFESSION. 
COURSE OF STUDY INCLUDES 
DIOLOCICAL. SOCIAL. CLINICAL 
SCIENCES. AND CREATIVE ARTS. 
ADVANCED STANDING GIVEN 
COLLEGE GRADUATES. 

MRS. MARJORIE B. GREENE 

7 Hnrcourt St. Boston, Jin-.. 

DIRECTOR 
Only School in New England recog- 
nized by the American Medical Asso- 
ciation lor the training of Occupa- 
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JUortitfump to GyHclushns 



The boit is ofton choaper !n tho long run. 

For instance — Venus Sanitary Naplcins, well-known 

for throo important reasons. 

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can bo endured. 

COMFORT. And wo moon comfort. They aro made 
of real surgical coHon (not paper) in a softly 
knitted covoring (not harsh gauze). No chonco for 
Irritation. 

PROTECTION. Conform to tho body exactly like a 
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WELLESLEY, MASS. 



By Barbara Oliver 

o 

Hunnewell filled his pipe) "on a bare 
hill overlooking the lake, and planted 
every tree here. It is Increasingly diffi- 
cult to trim many of them because of 
their great height." 

About the board of which he is a 
member, Mr. Hunnewell kindly offered 
seme Interesting information to Wel- 
lesley students who may have wondered 
how the great task of financing such 
a college as this is approached. Colleg? 
expenses, such as the cost of upkeep of 
grounds and buildings and the salaries 
of the many people In its employ, are 
met by the yearly income from invest- 
ments in stocks and bonds, and by 
the board and tuition fees of the fif- 
teen hundred students. 

The Finance Committee which meets 
monthly decides what investments are 
to be made, and whether through a 
banker or the New York Stock ex- 
change. None of the carefully invested 
principal is touched for college expens- 
es, but only the Interest, of which a 
part is reserved annually for "unfore- 
seen contingencies." Approximately 
$400,000 yearly may be planned on 
from these investments. 

One of President McAfee's duties is 
he making out of the budget. The 
various departments estimate their 
needs for the fiscal year (reckoned 
from July 1), just as do "maintenance 
men" who oversee the needs of the 
college up-keep; and Miss McAfee pre- 
pares a budget from these estimates 
which is submitted to the Finance 
Committee for approval 

Thrcughout the Interview Mr. Hun- 
newell, with his pipe and a friendly 
little Airedale that refused to teave 
him, seemed a person of far wider in- 
terests than Just that of helping fin- 
ance one of the largest and wealthiest 
women's colleges In the country. 

He took great pride in introducing 
his visitor to the great conservatory in 
one wing of the old house, and to the 
well-kept greenhouses outside. In a tour 
of three greenhouses crowded with or- 
chids of practically all varieties and 
stages of growth, Mr. Hunnewell showed 



himself as well-informed a horticul- 
turist as a financier. 

On the lake-side of the estate the 
white pillars of the mansion contrast 
strongly with the dark green of the 
freak trees that grow thickly down a 
steep slope to the water. From one of 
the small long-guarded temples on the 
summit of the rise one can look over 
at the great college and down upon 
the gardens to the lake. Except for the 
crew calls on the lake there is perfect 
quiet here. 

Now chat Spring has come, under- 
graduates will continue to guide their 
"outsiders" proudly through the gar- 
dens that are appreciatively considered 
another of Wellesley's heritages. Seniors 
will take the Inevitable last walk along 
the lake shore, and wish for good luck 
on the bluebirds. That is tradition, too. 
Lotting back, they will see how the sun, 
glinting sparingly through the white 
pines along the lake path shines on 
to the roof of the mansion and disap- 
pears into the trees. 



Faculty To Lecture 
At Alumnae College 

The fifth year of Reunion college 
starts Monday, June 21, the evening of 
Commencement, and lasts through June 
24. The unifying point of view for this 
session is the study of man and his 
institutions, and the ideas and sciences 
the human being has developed from 
his own doings. Nine representative 
members of the Wellesley faculty will 
present their points of view. 



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Great art and superb music ... 
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Possibly you would enjoy even more 
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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Senate Recommends 
Grey Book Changes 

Members Liberalize Rulings For 

Library and Sports; Approve 

Barn's New Plan 



The college senate met recently and 
voted to recommend to the adminis- 
tration some changes In the Grey book. 
These changes will be published in th- 
1938-1939 issue, and will be in effect 
in that academic year. 

Smoking rules and regulations con- 
cerning society houses were clarified. 
They made it clear that smoking is 
not permitted in automobiles on Ihe 
campus or in the village of Wellesley. 

Canoeing, skiing, and skating until 
11:30 Saturday evenings, for which 
special permission used to be neces- 
sary, has now been made legal. Stu- 
dents should register in their dor- 
mitories in the regular way. 

The senate approved the new regu- 
lations proposed by the library. Reservp 
books will be loaned from 4:00 p. m 
on Saturday until 8:40 a. m. the fol- 
lowing Monday, and on other days from 
8:00 p. m. until 8:00 the following 
morning. 

Action on specific social affairs will 
be deferred until a committee studying 
the problems has given a report. It 
was voted, however, to approve the 
Barnswallow association's combination 
of their fall reception and fall informals 
into one performance. 



would have become so completely 
"passe"" even before Legenda came out. 
May I repeat, I am not criticizing 
the labors of the editors to make the 
publication a worthy one. It would be 
foclish to do so, because the mistakes 
are now irreparable. I only hope that 
this setting forth of some of the grossest 
errors may be of benefit to those con- 
cerned In the future. 

1938 



Pathetic Situation 



To the Wellesley College News: 

We shudder to think of what visiting 
artists and lecturers must think of the 
brand of social training which too 
many Wellesley girls exhibit. What 
kind of etiquette allows students to 
leave lecture halls under the very 
noses of guest speakers in a most con- 
spicuous manner? If girls suspect that 
they will be too bored to stay through 
he entire program, they should not 
come at all. Complete disregard of 
what the guest will inevitably think of 
Wellesley indicates a dismally sad state 
of affairs. 

1939 



CAMPUS CRITIC 



Artist Relates Music To Poetry 
(Continued from Page 5, Col. 3) 



FREE PRESS 



Addenda For Legenda 

(Continued from Page 4, Col. 5) 



is difficult to find any good looking 
girls in our class. (Fortunately for us, 
we can see the subjects in person; but 
what of the poor outsiders who do not 
know us?) This, we realize, was the 
fault of the photographer, not the edi- 
tors. But may we suggest other, better 
photographers for future Legcndas? A 
number of well-known photographers 
in New York, for example, are famous 
for their excellent year book pictures; 
these could be investigated. If you argue 
that the editors did inquire before they 
engaged the photographer, the answer 
is obviously, they did not look far 
enough. 

Even more important than poor pic- 
tures, and even more damaging to the 
appearance of the book, is insufficient 
proof-reading. Probably everyone has 
noted the preponderance of mistakes — 
simple mistakes in spelling of names, 
all of which could have been corrected 
by a single glance into the official 
directory. Such ridiculous mistakes as 
the spelling of one girl's name in four 
different ways (to give an extreme ex- j 
ample) are inexcusable. Even the faculty , 
were not spared the wholesale slaughter j 
of names. The misspelling of a person's 
name, according to Dale Carnegie (if 
I recollect rightly) is a grave insult. 
This could be remedied in future years, 
simply by a larger staff of proof-read- 
ers, and a ccpy or two of the directory. 
One of the college publications, with 
which I am familiar, has a system of 
proof-reading whereby every galley 
must be read by three persons, all 
checking for mistakes, even before the 
publication is made up. All names, ad- 
dresses, titles, etc., are referred to the 
directory. Could not such a proceeding 
be profitably adopted by Legenda? 

Another especially glaring error was 
the switching of names b^low the 
photographs of two well-known mem- 
bers of the class. That was also one 
of the funnier mistakes because the 
two are so well known. Not so funny 
was the omission of one of the sporl 
pictures, after twelve (or so) girls got 
up early one frosty morning last fal! 
to run over to Mary Hemenway to have 
the picture taken. 

Finally, we all realize that the edi- 
tors, when they chose to have the senior 
pictures taken in sweaters and pearls, 
could not have known that the fad 



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Cinema of GuiUaume Apollinaire, with 
music by Francis Poulenc. Whether de- 
picting the pemposity of a peacock or 
the stupidity of a toad, this music 
stands as a striking example of the 
analogy between words and sounds. 

Albert Roussel, Mile. Boulanger re- 
marked, was not the first to set to 
music Ronsard's Rossignol, Mon Mig- 
non for there are also sixteenth century 
versions of it. It is a poem that will 
always be young, and has enjoyed 
special success with the modern com- 
posers. 

Mile. Boulanger introduced the next 
group of songs by the composer Gabriel 
Faure" as the works of one of the great- 
est and purest artists of France. 
FaurS's music, she said, brings with It 
a sense of quietude. The changing har- 
monies of the next two selections, Le 
Parfum Impe'rissable by Leconte de 
Lisle and En Sourdine by Verlaine, were 
as if "one could change the color of 
the sky." Another Verlaine work. Man- 
doline. Mile. Boulanger suggested, ex- 
presses in poetry what Watteau does 
in painting. 

The concluding number, Lc Diable 
boiteux. was a modern musical setting 
by Jean Francaix of an ancient legend 
of Madrid, an imaginative piece of 
writing interrupted at intervals by the 
treble cry cf the imprisoned devil. It 
is a realistic and effective composition, 
and, as Mile. Boulanger remarked, 
should be listened to with great Ima- 
gination. 

The intimate quality of this music 
was further intensified by the simplicity 
and control manifested in the presen- 
tations of M. Cudnod and M. Conrad. 
Alternately and together, they inter- 
preted their selections with great ar- 
tistry, vocalizing with the delightful 
and pleasing attitude of demonstrators 
of the music and literature of their 
country. R. O. '39 



Data Reveal Sex Mores 



(Continued from Page 5, Col. 5) 



Hopkins university, who writes its fore- 
word, the New York Herald Tribune 
reviewer H. M. Parshley, Dorothy Can- 
field, and others of prominence who 
believe that the work is based on com- 
pletely reliable data. 

But the book does not deserve wholly 
adverse criticism. Its purpose is to pre- 
sent a picture of the nature and trend 
of the revolution in attitudes toward 
sex which educators and leaders in all 
fields realize is taking place. Accepting 
the confidential answers of a cross- 
section of the country's college students 
is certainly a scientific method of ap- 
proach, and the author-investigators 
have maintained this scientific attitude 
in presenting an admirably objective 
analysis of the data collected. They 
did not start out to write a book of 
advice on morality or hygiene, and they 
succeeded in keeping all personal feel- 
ing out of their work. Aside from the 
allowances mentioned above, which I 
feel must be made, the book may be 
expected to receive acclaim as an out- 
standing step in giving the subject the 
attention which educators believe It 
should receive. Doctors, psychologists, 
and teachers would waste their time if 
they advanced remedies for an imper- 
fectly comprehended situation. Mrs. 
Bromley and Mrs. Britten have taken 
the initial step which should point the 
way to efficient instruction. 

A. T. '39 



Botanists Speak At 
Sigma Xi Induction 

Among the guests of the college on 
the occasion of the installation of 
Sigma XI, were three eminent 
botanists, each of whom was kind 
enough to talk about his own particular 
researches In botany before a selected 
group of botany students. Professor 
Karl M. Wiegand, head of the depart- 
ment of botany at Cornell university, 
speke to those especially interested In 
genetics and taxonomy on the subject 
of "A Taxonomist's Experience with 
Hybrids in the Wild," Friday. May 13. 
Immediately following that address. 
Professor William J. Robblns, who re- 
cently gave up his position as professor 
of botany and dean of the graduate 
school at the University of Missouri to 
become the director of the New York 
Botanical garden, spoke to both ad- 
vanced and elementary botanists con- 
cerning "The Meaning of Research." 
Professor Walter H. Snell. head of the 
department of botany at Brown uni- 
versity, spoke about research work in 
forest pathology, Saturday morning, 
May 14. 

Further opportunity for meeting 
these guests was afforded at a depart- 
ment luncheon the same day for all 
the majors and members of the faculty 
In botany in the small dining room 
of Tower court. 



Celeste Holm Talks Of Stage 



(Continued from Page 5, Col. 2) 



Celeste told that after The Women 
closed permanently May 14, she in- 
tended to leave for New York to visit 
her grandmother. Mrs. Frank Jewett. 
who was chairman of the drama of the 
New York Federation of Women's clubs 
for many years and has given innum- 
erable lectures on the theatre. "Nanna 
has wanted me to be on the stage ever 
since I can remember," Celeste ex- 
plained. "When I was young she had 
me take elocution and dancing lessons, 
and she has always pulled every wire 
she could to help me. When I see 
Wellesley though, I wish that I'd had 
at least a year of college." 

"Maybe you can come out to Wel- 
lesley again next season," I suggested 
as we said good-bye. 

"Next season?" she said quizzically. 
"Yes, I certainly hope so. But you'll 
never recognize me. Now that the 
show's almost over, I can let my hair 
?row back to natural." 



Anthology Accepts 
M. Boutwell's Poem 



Martha Boutwell '40 has had an 
original poem accepted for publication 
in The Caravan of Verse, which will 
contain and feature representative work 
of contemporary American poets. 

Miss Boutwell's poem Is entitled 
"Enemies." The Caravan Publishing 
company, publishers of the anthology, 
states that this and other works of 
the authoress contain great literary 
merit. The acceptance of "Enemies" 
makes Miss Boutwell eligible for th? 
S50.00 in prizes offered for the best 
poems appearing in the current volume. 

Miss Boutwell has been writing pcetry 
since she was a child. Many of her 
poems have been used en th? radio 
and printed in the following publica- 
tions: The Boston Post, The Boston 
Herald, Facets, The Grail, and others. 

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Spring Sports Activities 

The M. I. T. golf team will stage 
an exhibition match with a group of 
selected Wellesley players Thursday, 
May 19, at 3:30 p. m. The mixed 
two ball foursomes will play nine 
holes. Wellesley participants in- 
clude Narclssa Reeder, Constance 
Hawkins, and Barbara Eckhart, all 
'38, Virginia Kyger '39, and Helen 
Shane and Phebe Gould, both '40. 

Cloudy skies did not bother the 
four stalwart equestriennes on the 
Outing club's riding trip last Satur- 
day night, May 14. Rain threatened 
for two hours while the riders cov- 
ered the trails around McGee's. Even 
tne horses enjoyed the unique per- 
formance. 

Sixteen Wellesley canoe enthusi- 
asts set out for Cathedral pines last 
Saturday afternoon. In true woods- 
man style they had to carry their 
canoes part way. Songs and dancing 
the Virginia reel to the harmonica 
tunes of Helen Tower '39 followed a 
hearty supper under the pines. By 
paddling hard they arrived back 
ahead of the oncoming storm. 

Players from Framingham Teach- 
ers' College and Pine Manor took 
part in Wellesley's first volley ball 
field day Saturday. May 14, on the 
gymnasium field. Miss Elizabeth 
Powell of the Physical Education de- 
partment and Marion Stearns '40 
planned the activities lasting from 
2 - 4 p. m. The players from each 
school were divided into groups ol 
four, and mixed teams of eight played 
against each other. Three doubles 
games took place. The players from 
Wellesley included Jane McManus '39 
and Barbara Walther '39, Margaret 
Fiddler '41, and Charlotte Dam ion. 
Muriel Terry, Jean Rearick, Margaret 
de Almeida, Cynthia Hewitt, and Mari- 
on Stearns, all members of '40. 

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Calendar 



Friday. Mny 20: 'Siir. A. M. Moining 
Chnpcl. Mr. Mottcr will lcml. 

•7:ir. P. M. FLOAT NIGHT. Crew 
races and water pageant : "Robin Hood." 
Ticket*, for membcra of the college. 1.35. 

for outside guests. $.50, and n few r I 

sent* nt $.76. will be on imle nt the ticket 
booth. Green Hall, through Mny 20, and nt 
the gates the night of the performance. 
(Alternate dnlc in case of rain, Mny 21.) 

Saturday. May 21: '8:lo A. M. Morn- 
ing Chapel. Ml«» McAfee will lend. 

8:80 P. M. Tower Court Green. TKEF 
DAY. Pageant: "The Triumph of I i 

adapted from the Egyptian myth. (Alter- 
nate date in case of rain, Mny 28, nt -1 :fl0 
P. M.) 

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE 
GATES. 

4:80 P. M. Alumnae Hull Terrace. Ten 
given by Miss McAfee for nlumnne. Mem- 
ber* of the faculty nre invited. 

•7:15 P. M. Chapel Steps. Step singinc. 

Sunday. Moy 22: '11:00 A. M. Memorial 
Chnpcl. Preacher. Dr. Jnnica Austin Rich- 
ards, The First Church, Obcrlin. Ohio. A 
communion service will follow the regulnr 
morning service. 

Monday. May 23: *8:lfi A. M. Morninr 
Chapel. Miss McAfee will lend. 

•7:00 - 7:30 P. M. Munger Hall. French 
songa. (L'Ailc Frnncaisc.) 

Tueaday. May 24: *8:ir, A. M. Morning 
Chapel. Mr. Hyatt will lead. 

•7:16 P. M. Chapel Steps. Step singing. 

Wednesday, May 26: *8:1B A. M. Morn- 
ing Chnpcl. Mrs. Houck will lend. 

•3:40 P. M. Room 124. Founders Halt. 
Professor Howard Mumford Jones of Hn-- 
vard University will lecture on "Trends in 
Education Adverse to Modern Langmn-. 
(Department of Education.) 

NOTES: 'Wcllcsley College Library. 

South Hall. Manuscripts and flret editions 
of the works of Robert and Elixnbcth 
Barrett Browning. 

Main Entrance Hall. Illuminated manu- 
script* of the fourteenth and fifteenth ccn 
lories. 

•Wcllcsley College Art Museum. Throm-h 
May 31. exhibition of wntercolors by Eliot 
O'Horn. 

•Open to the public. 



There will be a public sa!c next 
week of the LEGENDAS which 
have been ordered but not called 
for by the end of this week. 



Baking Powder Boosts 
Welles ley 's Endowment 

The annual custom of the chemistry 
department of furnishing its first grade 
classes at the end of the year with 
sample cans of Rumford's baking pow- 
der and Rumford's common sense cook 
book warrants, we feel, scm? explana- 
tion lest Wellesley's chemistry depart- 
ment and the News, Incidentally, in 
mentioning this tradition, should be 
accused of free advertising. 

The fact that Rumford's baking 
powder is one of the few phosphate 
baking powders manufactured, tartrate 
and alum baking powders being more 
common, makes it of piramount value 
to the inexperienced cock, ina-much as 
the leavening of this powder is the 
most permanent. Although the chem- 
istry department recognizes this value, 
the cause for Wellesley's tender feel- 
ings toward Rumford's has a more 
immediate connection with the college's 
academic life. 

Professor E. N. Horsford of Har- 
vard, one of the best friends of the 
founder of Wellesley. while helping 
Mr. Durant plan the science depart- 
ment, became acquainted with Ben- 
jamin T. Rumford, then a mem- 
ber of the Harvard faculty. Pro- 
fessor Horsford invested In a large 
fhare of the stock of the company 
which took up the production of Rum- 
ford's compound of sodium bicarbonate 
and calcium acid phosphate, commonly 
known as Rumford's baking powder 
This stock he left in his will to Wel- 
lesley college. Rumford himself had 
in the meantime, taken up residence 
in Europe, and was last heard of as 
Count Rumford. 

Beceu=e of this romantic story the 
present Hirsford fund exists to finance 
a large number of acquisitions of the 
science libraries, scientific equipment 
as well as a nibslantial part of the 
money for sabbatical leaves. 



WELLESLEY INSTALLS 
NEW SIGMA XI CHAPTER 



(Continued from Page 2. Col. l) 



found that the arrangement of carbon 
atoms influenced the velocity of re- 
actions, it became possible to adju.si 
the type of gasoline to the changing 
demands of engines. "Ethyl" gasoline, 
using tetra-ethyl as catalyst, represents 
a partially successful attempt to follow 
the modern economic trend of conser- 
vation of natural resources. 

When chemists. Dr. Taylor con- 
cluded, In summary, have learned to 
control the speed of a great many 
more chemical processes, they will 
profoundly Influence the destinies of 
nations. 



Miss Wells Praises 
Cecil Sharp's Work 

Miss Evelyn K. Wells, of the depart- 
ment of English literature, lectured in 
Alumnae hall ballroom for students of 
the ballad May 17 at 8:30 p. m. She 
stressed the valuable work done by Mr. 
Cecil Sharp in preserving the ballads, 
folk songs, and dances of England and 
America. In the short time of twenty- 
three years, although faced by great 



obstacles, he collected over five thous- 
and of these examples of folk lore and 
music. Since he was primarily a trained 
musician, he was well fitted to set down 
the elusive tunes. 

She also spoke cf the different kinds 
-f folk songs: the chantey, sung by 
sailors at work, and the cumulative 
son?, often used as a test for sobriety, 
since each verse added a line. Ms 
Wells sang two English folk songs, and 
then led the students In singing of 
a chantey, a cumulative song, and other 
ballads and dance tunes. 



ALUMNAE NOTES 



Married 

Miss Sadie Hall '37. to Mr. Richard 
Howe. 

Miss Margaret McAdam '37, to Mr. 
Robert Hunter Black. 

Miss Frances M. Sarner "34, to Mr. 
Harold Zlrkin. 



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Engaged 
Miss Nancy Jane Miller '37, to Mr. 
Dudley Shoemaker, ex- Yale. 



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I'.'ir . f ] i 1 1 I . ■ :ri .ir.. Mil t have pin 
back but don't care about scissors. T. D., 
Pomeroy. 

LOST — A pair of Norwegian blnck mittens 
with dots on the bnck. You can't ., , 
them now — it's too hot. M. B.. Beebe. 

WANTED— The return of my sanity which 
was lost while writing short iitory until 
early hours in the morning. D. B.. 
Washington. 

LOST — My dnto for Cornell house party 
next week-end. Awful sorry: Cornell is 
such a nice place. S. S.. Severance. 





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